360You’re bound to have heard of VR, or virtual reality. Every day, new devices emerge which promise to give a better virtual reality experience than ever before.

While more advanced devices are coming onto the market, there are also more accessible ways to enjoy virtual reality, within anyone’s budget. I’m talking about cardboard devices.

If you already have one of these devices or are thinking about getting one, read on to discover some impressive apps and 360º videos.

VR apps and games

Lamper VR: First flight

A simple runner game where you control a bug whose aim is to collect sweets while dodging obstacles. The game’s tunnel setting gives a deep sense of immersion. Menus are selected by keeping the chosen option in the middle of the screen. Very useful if you don’t have a gamepad or magnetic button.

Lamper VR

Lamper VR

The app was not found in the store. :-( #wpappbox

Links: → Visit Store → Search Google

 

Battle 360 VR

In this game you play as an anti-aircraft gunner. Your aim is to destroy the enemy planes which come in from all directions. All you need to do is the aim the cannon towards the target, as it fires automatically.

Battle 360 VR

Battle 360 VR

The app was not found in the store. :-( #wpappbox

Links: → Visit Store → Search Google

 

inMind VR

This interesting game is set in the future. You control a submarine which has been shrunk and inserted into a human brain. Your aim is to attack the neurons which cause mental illnesses. It’s a very short game but it’s very well done and the sensation it gives you is quite impressive. The same developers have a new game, inCell VR, which uses very similar mechanics but comes in a paid version only.

inMind VR

inMind VR

The app was not found in the store. :-( #wpappbox

Links: → Visit Store → Search Google

 

ZigZag VR

In this simple game, you walk around a platform in space, controlling your direction by moving your head. Despite its simplicity, the sensation of walking around in space is a unique experience.

Zigzag VR

Zigzag VR

The app was not found in the store. :-( #wpappbox

Links: → Visit Store → Search Google

 

Chair in a room

If you like horror, you’ll love this game. You appear sat in a chair in the middle of a windowless room.  Your mission is to scour each corner of the room to unravel the mystery. If you’re not a horror fan, you might want to give this one a miss, as the virtual reality experience might be more intense than you think.

Chair in a room

Chair in a room

The app was not found in the store. :-( #wpappbox

Links: → Visit Store → Search Google

 

360º videos

Another thing you can enjoy using your VR device with are 360º videos. These videos are becoming more and more popular, and although you can enjoy them without a VR device (by navigating with your finger), the experience is much better with one. They consist of videos made with special cameras which allow everything to be recorded in 360º. These videos work in conjunction with your phone’s gyroscope to offer a perfect VR experience.

Wingsuit Experience

Experience a first-person descent down a mountainside in a wingsuit. The only thing missing is the feeling of the wind in your hair, as the sensation of speed is spectacular, especially when you fly through the ravine.

Fighter Jet

Experience the feeling of being at the controls of a fighter jet flying over the Swiss Alps. Observe the other planes flying in formation with you and watch their manoeuvres over the mountain tops.

Star Wars

This video gives you a first-person view of a journey over the Jakku desert, as seen in The Force Awakens. Enjoy the views of a crashed imperial destroyer.

Le Mans Race

Climb into a race car and experience a lap at Le Mans at breakneck speed.

Scuba Diving

Would you like to enjoy underwater views? This video lets you experience a few minutes of the fantastic underwater landscape around Green Island in Taiwan.

 

Virtual reality might still have some way to go, but there’s no doubt it is here to stay. Every day there is more and more content to transport us to far away places and discover new experiences, right from the comfort of our sofas. Who knows what virtual reality will offer in years to come.

Carlos Ávila is an information systems administrator with 10 years of experience in the field. Passionate about science and technology, he maintains his own blog which he uses to share his knowledge about the subject. He also collaborates with BQ, writing articles related to smartphones, tablets, networks and technology.